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Social work research and evaluation : foundations of evidence-based practice

Author: Richard M Grinnell; Yvonne A Unrau
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 8th edView all editions and formats
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Refined with input those who used the previous editions, popular textbook has been updated. It emphasises the importance of evidence-based practice and the understanding both qualitative and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard M Grinnell; Yvonne A Unrau
ISBN: 9780195301526 0195301528
OCLC Number: 82772632
Description: xxii, 610 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Contexts of research --
1. Introduction --
2. Ethical conduct of research --
3. Quantitative research approach --
4. Qualitative research approach --
pt. II. Designing research studies --
5. Conceptualization and measurement --
6. Sampling --
7. Case-level designs --
8. Group-level designs --
pt. III. Collecting data --
9. Structured observation --
10. Participant observation --
11. Qualitative interviewing --
12. Survey research --
13. Secondary analysis --
14. Content analysis --
15. Selecting a data collection method --
pt. IV. Becoming a culturally sensitive researcher --
16. Research with minority and disadvantaged groups --
pt. V. Data analysis --
17. Quantitative data analysis --
18. Qualitative data analysis --
pt. VI. Writing and evaluating research reports --
19. Writing reports from research studies --
20. Evaluating quantitative research studies --
21. Evaluating qualitative research studies --
pt. VII. Becoming an evidence-based practitioner --
22. Finding existing knowledge --
23. Evaluating evidence --
24. Meta-analysis --
25. Evidence-based practice --
pt. VIII. From research to evaluation --
26. Program evaluation.
Responsibility: edited by Richard M. Grinnell, Jr., and Yvonne A. Unrau.
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